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Gas tax debate breaks down along party lines in Trenton

Several Republican lawmakers are on the record saying they will not vote in favor of a gas tax increase if that is the solution for replenishing the nearly bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund. That's not stopping Democratic leaders from calling for bipartisan support of any plan to add to the TTF.

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Gas tax hike debate rages on in NJ

Top legislators, policymakers and local officials descended on Trenton Wednesday for the State League of Municipalities 25th Annual Mayors' Legislative Day. There was universal agreement that the nearly-bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) must be replenished, but the debate over where the state will find the money to do that raged on.

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Late Show poll: Do you support a hike in the gas tax?

Live from the Jim Gearhart Broadcast Facility it’s New Jersey’s ONLY ALL LIVE –ALL LOCAL-ALL NIGHT SHOW, with me, Ray Rossi – the Jersey Guy! Spreading the gospel of the Garden State via RadioPup 3

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Poll: New Jersey residents say no to gas tax hike

Gas prices have dipped below $2 a gallon, but that doesn't mean New Jersey residents are ready for a gas tax increase, according to a poll released on Jan. 19 by Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind.

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NJ residents could face a double gas tax hike

New Jerseyans could be faced with what amounts to a double tax if both the Garden State and the federal government decide to implement gas tax increases to help fund projects to repair roads and bridges.

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NJ industry group concerned about gas tax hike

Recent poll numbers show most New Jerseyans do not support increasing the state's gas tax to pump money into the nearly depleted Transportation Trust Fund, and neither does the New Jersey Gasoline Convenience Store and Automotive Association.    

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Voters split on Christie, against gas tax

New Jersey voters are evenly divided when asked about Gov. Chris Christie's overall job performance, despite giving him low ratings in several key areas. A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday also revealed Garden State residents are opposed to a gas tax increase by a wide margin.

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NJ lawmakers scramble to find transportation cash

New Jersey lawmakers continue to scramble to find ways to fund the state's Transportation Trust Fund (TTF).

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Gov. Chris Christie listens to a question on 'Ask the Governor,' Thursday night. (Kira Buxton, Townsquare Media)
Gov. Chris Christie listens to a question on 'Ask the Governor,' Thursday night. (Kira Buxton, Townsquare Media)
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Christie waves a caution flag on gas tax speculation

Gov. Chris Christie last night waved the caution flag over public speculation that he may be edging toward acceptance of a hike in the gasoline tax to rescue New Jersey's depleted Transportation Trust Fund. More revenue, yes, Christie said, but not necessarily from a tax increase.

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Will NJ’s new transportation boss push for gas tax?

Did Gov. Chris Christie pick Jamie Fox to lead the New Jersey Department of Transportation because he wants to push through a gas tax?

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